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  • Center for Poetry Fall Writing Series (October, November 2017)

    Dates:

    • October 4, 2017: Ocean Vuong
    • October 24, 2017: Dan Gerber
    • October 31, 2017: George Ella Lyon and Diane Gilliam
    • November 8, 2017: Crystal Good

    Location:

    LookOut! Gallery, Snyder Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824. The Dan Gerber presentation takes place in Green Room, 4th floor, West wing of the MSU Library.

    Description:

    The MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities' Center for Poetry sponsors the Fall Writing Series.  The 2017 presenters are:

    Ocean Vuong: Wounds, winner of the Whiting Award and Thom Gunn Award, finalist for Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the Lamda Literary Prize, and was named by the New York Times as a Top 10 Book of 2016.

    Dan Gerber: The author of more than a dozen books, including eight volumes of poetry, Dan Gerber is also a Michigan native, an MSU alumnus (history, philosophy, political science, 1962), a former professional race car driver, and co-founder of the literary journal Sumac with the late Jim Harrison. (co-sponsored with the Michigan Writers Series)

    George Ella Lyon: George Ella Lyon has published award-winning books for readers of all ages, and her poem, “Where I’m From,” has been used as a model by teachers around the world. Recent titles include She Let Herself Go (poems) and the following picture books: Which Side Are You On? The Story of a Song, and All the Water in the World (both CCBC Choices), The Pirate of Kindergarten (Schneider Award) and You and Me and Home Sweet Home (Jane Addams Honor). Originally from the mountains of Kentucky, Lyon was the Kentucky Poet Laureate from 2015-2016.

    Diane Gilliam: Diane Gilliam is the author of the lyric narrative Dreadful Wind & Rain, and three collections of poetry: Kettle Bottom, One of Everything, and the chapbook Recipe for Blackberry Cake. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Ohio State University.

    Crystal Good: Crystal Good uses poetry and performance to explore the landscape of Appalachia as a lens into the universe. She is a member of the Affrilachian Poets, a Irene McKinney Scholar and performs with Heroes Are Gang Leaders, a New York-based Free/Avant-Garde experimental improvisation ensemble. She is the author of  Valley Girl and is working on her second collection of poetry.

     

  • Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures in the College of Arts and Letters offers a website with a variety of links to help one write correctly. The linked resources cover a range of topics, such as general writing, beginning a paper, conducting research, citing sources, grammar and mechanics, editing, avoiding plagiarism, as well as links to online writing labs and Webster's Dictionary online.

  • MIPA 2017 Spring Awards and On-Site Contests (April 2017)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

    Location:

    Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48833

    Description:

    The MIPA Spring Conference is focused on awards. Most students will meet for the exciting awards presentation in the morning, while others will take part in the On-Site Contests. The morning awards include Individual Category Contests for yearbook, newspaper, new media and video production; Golden Pen; All-MIPA; and Student Journalist. Awards will end in the afternoon with the Spartan Awards presentation.

    Advisers, meet up with your adviser friends during the adviser luncheon and network with others throughout the day. The annual MIPA business meeting will take place at the luncheon. Students have lunch on their own.

  • MSU Talks: Guest Researcher Speaker Series (Fall 2017)

    Dates:

    • Thursday, September 28, 2017: Robert Hazen
    • Tuesday, October 24, 2017: Ted Chiang
    • Thursday, October 26, 2017: Neil Shubin

    Location:

    Room 115, International Center, 427 North Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    MSU's Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies presents a speaker series each semester. The Fall 2017 series includes:

    • Robert Hazen, Director, Deep Carbon Observatory; Senior Research Scientist, Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Geophysical Laboratory; and Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University: "The Deep Carbon Observatory"
    • Ted Chiang, award winning author of "Story of Your Life," which was adapted into the 2016 movie, "Arrival."
    • Neil Shubin, Senior Advisor to the President and Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, The University of Chicago; Professor, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, Committee on Stem Cell, Regenerative and Developmental Biology, The University of Chicago; and Research Associate, Department of Geology, The Field Museum of Natural History: "Your Inner Fish and the Universe Within"
  • Spring Poetry Festival (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2017.  Afternoon conversations at 3:00 pm.  Readings at 7:00 pm.  There is no afternoon conversation on April 26.

    Location:

    The RCAH Theatre and the LookOut! Gallery on MSU's campus in East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities' Center hosts the Spring Poetry Festival each Wednesday in April, which includes an afternoon talk and and evening reading.  Speakers for 2017 are:

    • Tina Chang (April 5)
    • Toi Derricotte (April 12)
    • Cindy Hunter Morgan (April 19)
    • Mark Doty (April 26)
  • The Writing Center

    Location:

    300 Bessey Hall at MSU

    Description:

    MSU's Writing Center, in the College of Arts and Letters, collaborates in on-going conversations about writing in a supportive atmosphere. The Writing Center offers K-12 Writing Consultancy that currently consists of two projects.

    Write For Your Life Housed in the MSU Writing Center, the Write For Your Life (WFYL) project offers teachers and students in Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Georgia, Texas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania an opportunity to share their writing and thinking as they examine local issues that influence student health, literacy, and learning. In project CONNECTS, the Center is developing a practice called consultative teaching that combines collaborative learning, peer tutoring, service-learning, student research, and jointly-conducted student-faculty research.

    Greenrock The Red Cedar Writing Project offers middle and high school students an opportunity to participate in a campus Writers’ Retreat where the students examine their own and their peers' writing.

  • Writing, Information, and Digital Experience: WIDE Research Center

    Location:

    7 Olds Hall at MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    At Michigan State University, the WIDE (Writing, Information, and Digital Experience) Research Center focuses on researching and innovating experiences for emerging technologies in the Digital Humanities, including uses of social user experiences to solve social, cultural, and political problems; ways of constructing computational analytics for improving persuasive communication, and the need to create new forms of public engagement and democratic practice on a global scale. The outcomes of our research projects include publications and applications aimed at enriching these conversations. The following are our current areas of focus: Participatory Memory, Computational Rhetoric, Writing Program Assessment, Clinical Healthcare Experiences, and Legal Experiences.

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